Tuesday, May 27, 2014

American Wine Society Journal: Famed Winemakers on Vintage '63

Authenticity. The wide use of the word by winemakers around the world often puzzles me, because they usually don't answer the obvious question: Authentic to what? "Authentic" must have a reference point of a place and a time - and it seldom is given one. For the summer issue of the American Wine Society Journal, I asked six famous winemakers - Robert Drouhin, James Symington, Marco Felluga, Joe Babich ,Mike Grgich and Angelo Gaja - what winemaking was like 50 years ago during the 1963 vintage in their part of the world. What did authenticity mean in 1963?

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